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More layoff details from The Guardian

More layoff details from The Guardian

More departures have been announced from The Guardian, as the voluntary redundancy scheme at Guardian News and Media continues.

The Guardian reports
that its business editor Deborah Hargreaves is leaving after four years. Her replacement is Dan Roberts. Business news editor Geoff Gibbs will leave the newsdesk in April and Observer business correspondent Nick Mathiason is set to leave in March after ten years at the Sunday paper. Economics correspondent Ashley Seager has left after six years at the paper. He plans to write a book and is expected to now work in finance.

Two writers are leaving the features department, Stuart Jeffries and Hannah Pool, who have been at The Guardian for 19 and 13 years respectively. Tennis correspondent Steve Bierley is also leaving after thirty years at the paper.

Around 40 staff members at the company have taken voluntary redundancies as part of a package of 100 layoffs outlined late last year. Staff who have already opted to take redundancy and leave include Stephen Brook, Chris Tryhorn and Aly Duncan, as well as the San Francisco-based Bobbie Johnson.

The redundancy program is ongoing and the total number of reporters who will leave will not be known for some time. The Guardian is attempting to cut costs after sustaining losses of up to £100,000 a day late last year. The newspaper also sold its regional business to Trinity Mirror this week.

Sources: The Guardian, Journalism.co.uk



Elizabeth Redman


2010-02-10 13:51

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